10 Ways to Wear Blonde and Brown Hair

We're loving the ever-popular combo of blonde and brown hair... with good reason.

Blonde and brown hair, brown hair and blonde… do you really have to pick just one way to do it? Traditional hair color protocol stated that blondes should add lowlights (brown tones) to their color during cooler months, and brunettes should add highlights (blonde tones) to their hair in warmer months. But why not start your own tradition. Blonde and brown hair can be worn all year long. As for the blonde that you’ll add to your brown hair, there are so many shades to choose from—platinum to copper blonde to strawberry blonde and beyond—you might just pick two…or three… or more! Read on for ways that we love blonde and brown hair:

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Shag and color. Fab combo.

1. Neutral Blonde on Brown

Baby foil highlights create this pretty neutral blonde and brown colorway. Neutral blonde is sometimes called “nude” blonde; when creating highlights of blonde on brown hair, several shades of blonde, both cool and warm are used together. The resulting effect is a blonde that’s neither warm nor cool; it’s neutral. And it looks great on a shag with an off-center part.

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blonde and brown and rose gold.

2. Rose Gold Ombre

Thinking of doing a blonde on brown ombre? How about adding a precious metal like rose gold to the mix.

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Just a few strands do the trick.

3. Jet Set Blonde Streaks

Want to look like you had just flown off to sun-drenched places across the globe when the rest of us were freezing?  Go for a very light balayage that creates a blonde and brown style that makes it look like your hair’s been lightened by the sun.

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Be bold.

 4. High Contrast

Bowl cuts, boy cuts and pixie styles can easily rock a high-contrast blonde and brown hair look. The top is lightened to a sunny blonde, while the rest of your hair stays cool brown. To prevent blonde locks from turning orange or becoming brassy, use a violet toning shampoo like Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo. The pH balanced shampoo keeps blonde brilliantly bright. Violet toning shampoos counteract fading and color change. Once a week, treat your hair to nutritious hair mask like Catwalk by TIGI Fashionista Mask for Blondes. The deep penetrating conditioner adds shine and keeps hair healthy.

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Platinum and brown roots… so cool. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

5. Rooted

Blonde and brown hairstyles include the rocker chic style of platinum blonde with dark brown roots.

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Add crown. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Tonal Blondes

Beach queen? Blonde and brown hair gets total surfer goddess vibes with a mélange of warm blonde highlights that are applied to brown hair.

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Sunny. Photo credit: Dvora

7. Peachy Strawberry Blonde

Blonde on brown hair includes strawberry blonde tones. Strawberry blondes are blondes with a hint of red. To keep curls moisturized, untangled and happy, spray on Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler. The potion prevents breakage and gets rid of knots gently.

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City chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Full Ombre

Go as blonde as you dare with a blonde on brown hair ombre that starts almost at the roots. Extend your color with Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Dry Shampoo. Specially formulated for color-treated hair, it quickly absorbs oil, leaving hair manageable and fresh.

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Inspired by dessert!

9. Caramel and Honey Highlights

Blonde and brown hair can be inspired by nature, and yes food! Sprinkle caramel and honey highlights on your hair.  A definite low-calorie treat.

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Soft platinum blonde and blonde highlights are created with balayage. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Platinum and Blonde Highlights

Mix up shades of blonde with a blonde on brown hair ombre that’s painted on your hair via a balayage. Painting color by hand allows color to become variegated and adds depth to the hues you’ve picked.